Sounds like a dumb question, huh? But, really...I just went out and laid down some hard case for a pair of LSi9s, and LSiFxs, and a LSiC. So...I'm in that "nervous" window of time, wondering if everything works as I expected.
All the speakers were purchased within the last month. I should have my Outlaw AMP (300 wpc @ 4 Ohms) & PrePro any day now. Until the amp gets here, I hooked up my Denon 1804 (90wpc @ 8 Ohms) which sounded very good...but as I've read here over and over...BE CAREFUL with this kind of receiver.
All the speaker packaging looked great and factory sealed, and all speakers were built within the last year, and my out of the box inspection showed they were "visually" in good repair. I'm defering any serious listening tests until the Amp gets here later this week.
When you buy speakers...how do you evaluate them once you get them home? Test CD??? Which one??? How about the crossovers and other "magic" stuff? How does all that get evaluated?
ok...I admit it...just listening should be sufficient. If they sound great to me then I should be happy, right? But, you know, the technology inside these things just seems to make me wonder...did I get a speaker made on Wednesday? or Monday? hahaha...just kidding.
Seriously...how do you evaluate and test speakers you just carted home from the store?